Catherine Eleanor (Audia) Lally died January 14, 2014 in Suffolk Virginia. Born August 17, 1928 in Elizabeth NJ, Catherine graduated from McKinley Technical High School in Washington, DC and later attended Catholic University. Catherine was an accomplished musician entertaining many throughout the years including family and friends. Her love of music and entertaining continued into her later years playing with a small group in Bradenton, FL. Catherine was married August 22, 1949 to James Lally where they began a long journey together that lasted 45 years. James Lally also an accomplished musician shared Catherine's love of music and teaching through the years. Catherine worked for the Prince Georges County Public School System starting at Lord Baltimore Junior High and then Surrattsville High before she finally retired. During their retirement years Catherine and James continued to travel as they had done throughout their years, visiting as many interesting places as they could. Catherine and James lived in Bradenton, FL during the winter and Bethany Beach, DE during the Summer enjoying the quality of life they both so richly deserved and earned. Catherine is survived by four of her children John, James, Linda, and Tim. Husband James and two of her children, Thomas and Catherine, predeceased her. Catherine is also survived by three siblings, thirteen grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held April 9, 2014 at 2:45 p.m. at the Old Post Chapel of Arlington National Cemetery, 204 Lee Ave., Ft Myer VA.

Published by The Washington Post from Mar. 30 to Apr. 5, 2014.
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A petition of special intention was made in honor of Catherine Eleanor Lally, c/o James Lally in Bradenton, Beach, FL. She will be remembered at the Perpetual Novena Services and monthly masses at The St. Jude Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland. A small donation was made in honor of Mrs. Catherine Lally. May she find peace and joy of eternal brightness. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Susan Bartlett
April 8, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Barbara Williams
April 7, 2014
Jimmy, I'm sorry for your loss. my condolences to you and your family.
John Leggero
April 6, 2014
I'm so sorry for your loss. Catherine was so sweet & lit up any room she was in. May the Lord comfort her family & friends.
Daniel Misch
April 6, 2014
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Know that you are not alone, may the God of all comfort grant you peace as you fondly remember your dear loved one.
April 6, 2014
As a 9-year-old boy I began taking accordion lessons at Kitts Music Co. in downtown N.W. Washington, DC. I took the streetcar there from our home in N.E. D.C. I took lessons for 4 years, and Mrs. Lally was my teacher. I believe that initial lessons from her were through Kitts, and then I remember taking my lessons at her home, where my Dad faithfully transported me weekly. My brother took guitar lessons at Kitts and we became a very experienced performing, amateur duet. In high school we formed a rock band, with me playing an amplified "squeeze box," and the band went on for 11 years, with over 1,500 professional performances. During that period I moved on from the accordion and I was self-taught on the electric piano and the Hammond B-3 organ. After our band disolved, brother & I both continued with the music, separately, as professional musicians in the D.C. Metro area, encompassing a 20-year professional musical career, in addition to our ongoing day-time careers. So, Mrs. Lally, I thank you now ... so many, many years later ... for helping me to have an interesting and rewarding life during those "thrilling days of yesteryear." I offer the family my heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

Tommy "Cole" Dercola, 74
North Potomac, MD
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April 5, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in family, friends and prayer (Psalm 65:2) during this difficult time.
March 30, 2014
Please accept my sincerest condolences. May God and your fond
memories give you and your family comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Ms Porter
March 29, 2014
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